Monday, November 19, 2007

Fear of the unknown?

One of the most fun ladies I know, Suzie, tagged me last week. I have to tell five things about me that may not be known. All weekend, I have been fretting over this. I am such a blabber mouth that I couldn't believe that there would be anything left about me that people may not know. Please remember that I apparently have no shame or dignity.

So, after much thought, tossing out the boring and the wild lies, I came up with my fab five.

1. Zack & I have very seriously considered living on a farm. Unlike Suzie, it's not for the love of animals. We are always worrying about if our children are learning to appreciate the value of hard work. Sure, they have chores, but come on, cleaning out stalls, milking a few cows, and harvesting crops - now that's hard work! I guess the only thing that is stopping us, is that I don't want to have to do all of the work either!

2. I would love to have a natural disaster. Preferably a huge blizzard. I know, I know – what a nut, right? Well, maybe not something that would kill people or destroy homes, but something like Buffalo, NY gets every year. I would love to have a time where everything closes down and we are all left to our own devices. Electricity out for a couple of days and no one able to go anywhere . I am so ready for it (so I say). The only conditions I have are – I need to know about it before it hits, we all need to be in our homes when it arrives, and our water supply has to be unharmed (at least for the toilets – Ewwww).

3. Every once in a while, when life gets too out of control and overwhelming, I like to sneak a few drags off of my thumb. I sucked my thumb until I was 12. It was never in a public place, though. It's just so yummy and comforting. I just can't allow it to become a habit again or let it ruin my teeth.

4. I'm a road rage –aholic. I am not ever obviously mean or anything, I just excel in the art of subtlety. If I see a moron speeding and weaving through cars behind me, I'll take matters into my own hands. I will match my speed and position to the car next to me to box out said moron. Or, if someone is tailgating me when I am already going too much over the speed limit (and not in the left lane) I slow way down gradually to about 10 miles per hour under the speed limit - this way they don't see any brake lights. I love it and they get so mad. Sometimes, when I discover that I have picked on the wrong moron - you know the kind – they appear "criminal" looking, I yell to the kids to rock back and forth as fast as they can. A moving target is harder to hit, right?

5. This is awful, but so cool. Whenever the kids are in another room and Zack and I are eating something like pretzel sticks, French fries, or candy canes, we look at each other and pretend to smoke. I know – we are going to be thrust down. It is so funny and very taboo. It almost turns into a little competition to see who can look the most realistic. Flicking the "ashes", blowing smoke rings, stepping them out when we're done all adds to the effect. Classy right? Just kidding about the so cool part. I wonder if this will get me released from my calling. I guess not if the 2 nd counselor of the bishopric is also pretending to smoke with me.


So I am now tagging Jessica E. , Erika, Jeana , Sarah, Devony, Shaunell, and Brooke & Matt.

11 comments:

Budenieks Family said...

I dont think I ever stopped sucking my thumb, I Just became very good at hideing it.P.s. Thanks. You think you had a hard time coming up with things. Mine are gonna be so stupid. I just know it

Suzie said...

Oh. My. Gosh. This might be the funniest list of things i have ever seen.
Fake smoking made me laugh out loud & my whole fam had to hear about it.
Truly hysterical...and good to know.
thanks for playin....

Dad E. said...

Very fun, except for item 5. What nuts!

Erika said...

I'm like you, I don't think that there are 5 things people don't know about me... I'm a complete open book. And I do the exact same things while I drive!!

Matt and Brooke said...

whats this tag thing?

Amy said...

I know that I am basically a random person here...I'm one of Erika's old roomies. But, I remember this time Erika came home from having dinner with you guys and she told me about how (little) Zack (I think..?) was eating something like a french fry and turned to her and said, "Erika, I am pretending to smoke." Erika says it so funny. I still get a good laugh out of it.

Anyway...number 5 took me back.

Amber said...

I remember that,too. That was right after our Vegas trip. That was the first time that they were exposed to smoking. We were walking down a hall and Zacky pointed to a 20 something and said,"Mommy, he's smoking." Under the guys breath he said, "Do you want one?" to Zachary. I was so angry that I practically yelled,"That's right, Zacky, and he is going to get sick and die someday!" Of course, big Zack didn't know what had happened so he just walked really fast to get out of there.

Erika said...

It was Mikey and it was a rolled up pepperoni... it was pretty hard not to laugh.

Nate & Jess & Jr. said...

I LOVE the Road Rage one....thats hilarious. I never would have guessed the thumb sucking, but I bet your parents would.

That Blizzard fantansy sounds pretty kewl too. I'd love a forced family hibernation.

Aaron & Devony said...

Oh my gosh these are hilarious! I am dying about the road rage one! Also the natural disaster cracks me up because in a way, I want it to happen to! It's like we'd get to see how prepared we really are! So bad, I know, but true!

The Wood Monkeys said...

Loved it!
Trish